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Forum: General Beer Discussion 04-18-2013, 05:03 PM
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Posted By ruggierm1
Brewing a Partial Mash Arrogant Bastard Clone Kit...

Brewing a Partial Mash Arrogant Bastard Clone Kit from AHS. Looking forward to it.
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 04-18-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 951
Posted By ruggierm1
I've been brewing for a few years now, and I...

I've been brewing for a few years now, and I started with extract, done a BIAB, and just did my first partial mash a couple of weeks ago. The only thing I haven't liked about the extract kits I've...
Forum: Recipes/Ingredients 01-26-2011, 04:45 PM
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Posted By ruggierm1
Can you please share your recipes for both?

Can you please share your recipes for both?
Forum: American Ale 01-26-2011, 04:34 PM
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Posted By ruggierm1
I agree that this is a great recipe for a quick...

I agree that this is a great recipe for a quick and simple brewday. I've brewed 2 batches of this with amarillo hops (that's what I had around), and both have turned out awesome. It's also a quick...
Forum: Extract Brewing 01-10-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,632
Posted By ruggierm1
I've bought kits from Autin's and Midwest. Both...

I've bought kits from Autin's and Midwest. Both places are excellent in terms of ingredients and selection. I would recommend either.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-29-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,012
Posted By ruggierm1
I think that when most of us get into this hobby,...

I think that when most of us get into this hobby, we convince ourselves that one of the reasons for doing it is to save money. You quickly find out that you don't even care about saving money, just...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 09-29-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,311
Posted By ruggierm1
Just a general rule of thumb that I go by is: ...

Just a general rule of thumb that I go by is:

3 weeks primary fermentation
3 weeks in the bottle
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 08-24-2010, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 995
Posted By ruggierm1
I tried this with an 11 pound grainbill, and you...

I tried this with an 11 pound grainbill, and you definitley need a bigger pot. I had water spilling over the side.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-24-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 304
Posted By ruggierm1
I thought it was the beginnings of Krausen, but...

I thought it was the beginnings of Krausen, but then I noticed that it started looking greyish in color, and when I took the airlock off to take a reading, it's starting to smell not so pleasant.
Forum: Fermentation & Yeast 08-24-2010, 11:05 AM
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Posted By ruggierm1
No Fermentation.

I made an Austin's Oatmeal Stout on Sat, and pitched a White Labs English Ale yeast. All my temps were in range and sanitization was done to everything touching the wort after boil. It's been three...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-22-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,112
Posted By ruggierm1
So for the 11 lb grainbill that this recipe calls...

So for the 11 lb grainbill that this recipe calls for, I would calculate:

1.5*11=16.5 qts, or 4.13 gallons

Am I doing the calc wrong? That seems like a low volume of water. Would I have to...
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-22-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,112
Posted By ruggierm1
One other question. How much water should I...

One other question. How much water should I start with? Is the calc for BIAB different than regular AG?
Forum: All Grain & Partial Mash Brewing 07-22-2010, 03:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,112
Posted By ruggierm1
Brew in a Bag question

Hi folks. Need a little help here. Taking a baby step into All-Grain by making Yoop's Pale Ale. Can anyone take a look at her recipe below and see if I need to make any adjustments. Thanks


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Forum: American Ale 07-14-2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 146,750
Posted By ruggierm1
Yoop, I was thinking of doing this using the...

Yoop,

I was thinking of doing this using the Brew in a Bag method. Any suggestions that may stray from normal All Grain methods?
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 04-11-2010, 12:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By ruggierm1
Congrats. That was the first kit I made. You...

Congrats. That was the first kit I made. You will really enjoy it. Don't forget 3 weeks to ferment, and 3 weeks in the bottle.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 02-13-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 526
Posted By ruggierm1
I would suggest (as would others), 3 weeks to...

I would suggest (as would others), 3 weeks to ferment, 3 weeks in the bottle.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 02-09-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 17,810
Posted By ruggierm1
If you are going to make a kit, I will say that...

If you are going to make a kit, I will say that the more expensive wine kits, do make better wine. Try one with a minimum of 16L of juice.
Forum: Bottling/Kegging 02-03-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By ruggierm1
I generally get 48 bottles. I ferment only in...

I generally get 48 bottles. I ferment only in the primary, and I have the pvc elbow diptube. I also do full boils, starting with 6 gallons, to try and get down to 5.25 with boiloff. 43 bottles...
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-23-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,215
Posted By ruggierm1
Good Luck on your first brew. The Irish Red from...

Good Luck on your first brew. The Irish Red from Midwest was the 1st kit that I made. I was so happy with the results, I drank all of them in 2 weeks after they were ready. My advice to you is to...
Forum: For Sale 01-20-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By ruggierm1
How far from Philly?

How far from Philly?
Forum: General Beer Discussion 01-14-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By ruggierm1
Do you have anything in the pipeline? I try and...

Do you have anything in the pipeline? I try and pick based on what I have left. Of course if it's a style I've never tried before, than I would go for that. Sorry for the wishy washy reply.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 01-07-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By ruggierm1
+1 on that. Do yourself a favor, and start...

+1 on that. Do yourself a favor, and start another kit ASAP! Get the old pipeline going.
Forum: Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 12-31-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,251
Posted By ruggierm1
Don't make the mistake I made. Make more now!!!

Don't make the mistake I made. Make more now!!!
Forum: Wine 12-11-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 31,032
Posted By ruggierm1
Yoop, Do you backsweeten this recipe? I...

Yoop,

Do you backsweeten this recipe? I have a batch I started in Aug.
Forum: Wine Making Forum 12-11-2009, 02:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 8,008
Posted By ruggierm1
Quick question. I started a 1 gallon batch in...

Quick question. I started a 1 gallon batch in July. Been aging since then. Did you backsweeten? If you did, what did you use?
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